RUNNING: THE SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE WAY TO STAY YOUNG AND HEALTHY 跑步健身保持年轻

A classmate from college shared his experience and thoughts on running in our classmates WeChat group. He started running as a way of exercise a few year ago, and has trained to be able to run marathon now. He told us that running changed his energy level and health level, and his life in so many positive ways. He is promoting running in our group now. Quite a few of my classmates are encouraged and motivated by him to start this simple yet effective way to exercise and stay healthy.

There are numerous sites and articles to promote running: why and how to run. Running is easy and simple to learn and start. Yet it is a sport using all parts of your body, which is what your body need. Every day 30 to 40 minutes running, even just slow and keep moving, is good for your bone, muscle strength, body flexibility, mitochondria increase, and improves the functions of your lung, heart, liver, kidney and other organs. It also can help us prevent and fight many chronic diseases, e.g. diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high fat level in blood etc. Let’s start running today for the benefit of our health!

My classmate recommended the following books for those who are interested in starting running:

The complete guide to running by Earl Fee

Daniels’ Running Formula,3rd Edition by Jack Daniels

Convict Conditioning by Paul Wade  囚徒健身(保罗·威德)徒手健身的书籍

《有氧耐力训练》讲义;主要内容是长跑的有氧耐力训练原理和方法,值得阅读。

长跑基础训练与提高-磨房: 前人的总结,很好。

核心肌群训练的相关文档,需要仔细阅读和加以适当练习,不仅是跑步,对于颈椎、腰椎不好的同学,均需要加以练习。

《运动医学-骨科核心知识》各种运动损伤的原因分析和治疗方法。

无痛一身轻++戴维斯身体放松与疼痛自疗法:   自我按摩放松和恢复的方法。

New York Times article:

Run to stay young

How exercise keeps us young

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